Weight Reduction in Automotive Design Report 2016 - Weight Saving Methods, Competition Between OEMs, Barriers, Drivers and Government Regulation - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Weight Reduction in Automotive Design" report to their offering.

Weight reduction is again a priority across the industry, as strict new regulations push for greater vehicle efficiency/CO2 reduction in the US and Europe. From the smallest fasteners to entire vehicle architectures, engineers are wringing excess weight out of new components and systems, while looking for new ways to lighten existing designs.

Although the motivations for and benefits of automotive weight reduction are plentiful, a number of barriers exist to the development of lighter, more streamlined and mass-efficient vehicles. The "Weight Reduction in Automotive Design" report looks at weight saving methods, competition between OEMs, barriers, drivers and government regulation.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

Emissions Regulations by Region

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • United States
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea

The long-established battle between aluminium and steel

Future use of aluminium - and geographic variations

  • North America

Plastics and composites - the alternative to steel and aluminium

2. OEM Strategies

  • BMW
  • Daimler/Mercedes-Benz
  • Fiat Chrysler
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Hyundai-Kia
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • PSA
  • Renault-Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Volvo
  • Other
  • Platform Analysis

3. Other Materials

Carbon-fiber

  • Feedstock capacity constraint, but which feedstock?
  • Cost headache
  • Search for a process for mass production
  • A different supply base
  • Collaborations

Plastics

  • Thermoplastic Polyester Engineering Resins
  • High-Performance Thermoplastics
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyurethane Elastomers
  • Aromatic Ketone Polymers
  • Supplier Developments

4. Product developments

  • Aluminium
  • Steel

5. Supplier Profiles

  • Alcoa
  • ArcelorMittal
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Constellium
  • Hydro Aluminium
  • Nippon Seiki
  • Novelis

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Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Automotive Manufacturing